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Nanocomposite based on acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer using graphene as filler for application as 3D printing filaments

Grant number: 19/06620-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Principal Investigator:Guilhermino José Macêdo Fechine
Grantee:Lucas Pacanaro de Lima
Host Institution: Centro de Pesquisas Avançadas em Grafeno, Nanomateriais e Nanotecnologia (MackGrafe). Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM). Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/50259-8 - Graphene: photonics and opto-electronics: UPM-NUS collaboration, AP.SPEC


Due to its excellent properties, graphene has presented a very wide range of possible applications, one of them is addressed in this project. This project is part of the development of polymer nanocomposites, specifically the copolymer (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) ABS and graphene system. For this project, the melt blending technique will be used to prepare the nanocomposites using a twin screw extruder. The main objective of this project will be to obtain ABS / Graphene nanocomposites with high electrical and mechanical properties for the 3D printing industry using the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technique. The dispersion, interaction and morphology of nanocomposites based on three different compositions (0.05%, 0.1% and 0.3% in mass) will be evaluated, in addition to characterizing rheological, mechanical and electrical properties.

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